Court closure

San Diego Superior Court Closed Friday, November 10, 2023

October 27, 2023

In observance of the Veterans Day statewide holiday, the San Diego Superior Court will close all courtrooms and business offices on Friday, November 10, 2023.

The public is urged to visit the Court’s website at to handle traffic tickets or obtain court information. 

Juvenile Justice Commission Seeks Applicants

Juvenile Justice Commission Seeks Applicants

October 10, 2023

The San Diego Superior Court is seeking applicants to serve on the San Diego County Juvenile Justice Commission (JJC). The Commission is a state-mandated, court-appointed citizens’ commission. Its primary purpose is to annually inspect all publicly administered juvenile institutions and any jail lockup within the County that is used for the confinement of any minor for more than 24 hours.

Harry L. Powazek retires

San Diego Superior Court Judge Harry L. Powazek Retires

October 9, 2023

The Honorable Harry L. Powazek recently completed his last day on the San Diego Superior Court bench, ending a 28-year stint as a judicial officer.

After having served as a Superior Court commissioner in Family Court from 1995-2007, Judge Powazek was appointed by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to become a Superior Court judge in 2007.

Court Services Update

CARE Act Petitions Now Accepted in San Diego Superior Court

October 2, 2023

The Community Assistance, Recovery, and Empowerment (CARE) Act Program is now active in San Diego County as one of the first seven counties in the state to implement the CARE Act, effective October 1, 2023.